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Author : Naima Iman

Are You Cognizant of Your Right to Information?

Freedom of information and right to information, which are used interchangeably, the narrowest definition is, “the right of each individual to inspect or copy documents held by government bodies” (“The Right of Access to Information”2). More specifically, the Right to Information (RTI) laws ‘provide...

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Author : Momina Abbasi

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

In democratic countries accountability accounts for a substantial role. Accountability provides a good balance between executive power and citizen control. A lesser known fundamental right, the right of every citizen of Pakistan to information, much less heard and even lesser acknowledged. An act ha...

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Author : Syeda Saniya Zaidi

Open Government Partnership: Beginning or a Dead End?

It is rightly said that Progress first requires a step to be taken. But unfortunately, it seems that the government is missing all the basic steps to reach the highest place in producing the long overdue National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government Partnership.

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Author : Bilal Ahmed

Transparency and Right to Information Act – A Hope

When we talk about change then we should also play our role for change. It is only possible when we will take a step and ask questions. We should ask questions to government. For that matter, there is a mechanism that is in place. Back in the day, nobody could dare ask question to a public body.

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Author : Syeda Saniya Zaidi

RIGHT TO INFORMATION- A “CHANGE” TO EXPECT

Whenever we hear the word “democracy“, one thing hits our pondering mind for sure i.e. “people“. Looking back to the days when we used to learn the easiest definition of democracy given by Abraham Lincoln which was “democracy is a government of the people, by the people, for the people”; however, af...

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